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Aalto University's Fashion Show has established itself in the world of fashion

26.05.2014 New collections designed by students from Aalto University's Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing Design were exhibited to the public on Friday 23 May. Guests in the fully-packed Kattilahalli in Suvilahti, Helsinki were excited as they waited for the show to begin.

IDBM collaboration bears fruit with prototype pupilometer

22.05.2014 Students from the IDBM degree programme were involved in developing a new kind of medical apparatus due to hit the US market within a year.

Students’ media art daringly combines art and technology

19.05.2014 What would it be like to see your own face reflected as a giant statue and be the centre of attention, if only for a moment? What do the electrical signals all around us actually look like?

Community has an important role to play in new building's design

16.05.2014 The design work for a new building set to be built Aalto University's Otaniemi campus is picking up pace. The aim is that the construction work will get under way in early 2015.

The Masters of Aalto exhibition shows off the best of Aalto in downtown Helsinki 16 May-1 June

08.05.2014 The works of future movers and shakers from Aalto University are to be displayed in Helsinki city centre from 16 May to 1 June 2014 at the Masters of Aalto Exhibition.

Sensory experiences from Finland for a Japanese audience

30.04.2014 Four interactive Sound in New Media installations are featured in an exhibition of new Japanese media art. The exhibition is held in the Spiral building, a shopping and cultural centre famous for its architecture.

Students to renovate the interior of a department library

25.04.2014 The old department library will convert into a modern work and living room for students when the construction of the latest Learning Hub starts in Otaniemi in summer. The project is related to the development of the university's new Learning Centre and will supplement its services.

New vice deans named for School of Arts, Design and Architecture

08.04.2014 Professor Teemu Leinonen, D.A., and Head of Research Ossi Naukkarinen, Ph.D., have been named as Vice Deans of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.Their terms begin on 1 May 2014.

Environmentally friendly solid wood chairs going to Milan Furniture Fair

04.04.2014 Ecological considerations, which are among the guiding principles in the process of furniture design, are among the characteristics written into good design. They also form a part of the world view of a responsible person.

Short documentary screened at the International Festival of Films on Art

25.03.2014 Le Pavilion de la Finlande à l’exposition universelle de 1900 à Paris, a short documentary film about this legendary landmark in the history of art and design has been screened in the Horizons official programme at the 32nd FIFA, International Festival of Films on Art.

The Pattern Lab course thrives on passion for patterns

21.03.2014 The significance for young students of the Pattern Lab study project – which concentrates on pattern design – is immense. The readiness for entrepreneurship accumulated during the course has encouraged many to establish their own businesses.

Susanna Pettersson appointed to the Aalto University Board

25.02.2014 Susanna Pettersson (Ph.D., born 1966), Director of the Finnish Institute in London, has been appointed a member of the Aalto University Board as of 1 March 2014.

Aalto University involved in Cape Town, the World Design Capital 2014

24.02.2014 The University takes the WDC Helsinki 2012 legacy further by taking projects and an exhibition to Cape Town.

Finnish photographic art extensively on display in Madrid

14.02.2014 The ARCOmadrid art fair brings photographic artists from the Gallery Taik Persons and the Helsinki School to the Spanish capital in February 2014.

Finnish textile art heads for Paris

11.02.2014 Aalto University’s design students are about to introduce their Pattern Lab ’14 collection to a worldwide audience.

Textile Artist of the Year award to Maarit Salolainen

07.02.2014 Professor and textile artist Maarit Salolainen was chosen as Textile Artist of the Year at the Designers 2014 seminar on 7 February 2014 at the Bio Rex cinema in Helsinki.

Ariel Bustamante starts as a new Artist-in-Residence

21.01.2014 Bustamante`s works bring out other forms of listening.

New honorary members for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

13.01.2014 Each year people who have worked with special distinction on behalf of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and for the benefit of the fields of culture, industrial art and architecture, are invited as honorary members of the school.

Anna Valtonen appointed Dean of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

29.11.2013 Professor Anna Valtonen has been appointed Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture and a member of the university’s Management Team. She will begin her five-year term of office on 1 March 2014, when Helena Hyvönen comes to the end of her term as dean.

Aalto University's Wood Program and the MFA in South Korea

12.11.2013 Aalto University's Wood Program and the Museum of Finnish Architecture opened an exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea presenting 22 examples of experimental wooden architecture from Finland as part of the 'Nordic Passion' program on architecture and design from the Nordic countries.

Helsinki School on display at world's largest photography fair in Paris

11.11.2013 The Helsinki School, run by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, is again taking part in the world's largest exhibition of photographic art, which will be held in the glass exhibition hall of the historic Grand Palais in Paris on 14 - 17 November, 2013.

Jussi Kantonen's 'Moduuli' wins School of Arts, Design and Architecture website design competition

07.11.2013 A competition was held to find a new concept for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture website.

Nordic design schools to be introduced in Shanghai

29.10.2013 Aalto University will be presenting its wellbeing design solutions at the Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai on 1–10 November. The aim is to bring the image of the Nordic countries as experts and innovators of design and sustainable development into a sharper focus.

Professional ethics important throughout the design process

22.10.2013 A designer’s work must be based on originality. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture tackled a topical issue by arranging a seminar discussing the teaching of professional ethics in design, ethical practices in the sector and copyright legislation.

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